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Engaging Lesson in Squid Dissection

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Fourth-graders at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are learning about plant and animal structures. The students learned about both internal and external structures of many different animals. On Dec. 13, they participated in a hands-on lesson by a dissecting a squid and identifying its parts. Deauville Gardens East Principal Joseph Buccello joined Jennifer Spizuco’s class for the lesson.  

Save the Date: Prince & Princess Ball

Prince and Princess Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the Second Annual Prince and Princess Ball. Open to elementary school students, the ball will be held on Friday, Feb. 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. Tickets are $10 per person and proceeds go toward the Security Department Scholarship, which will be presented to a graduating senior this spring. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older to attend. For ticket information, please call the Security Department at 631-842-4010, ext. 442.



Young Flutists Hone Their Skills

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Student-musicians from the district’s elementary schools and Copiague Middle School participated in the Long Island Flute Festival held at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School on Nov. 18.

The Long Island Flute Festival is organized by the Long Island Flute Club and offers the opportunity to flutists of all ages to participate in a day of performances, workshops and concerts. Copiague student-musicians had the chance to work on a solo piece at their level, rehearse music in an ensemble setting with students from other schools at their level, watch a concert given by world-renowned flutist Robert Dick, and perform their ensemble pieces as a group in a concert for their parents. 

The district congratulates the following student participants: Madison Allen; Malik Andilza; Caitlyn Carrington; Anamaria Espinosa; Alexa Gourdette; Mariska Kroog; Noemi Marmol; Esmeralda Clara Sanchez; Evelyn Sarmiento; Alyson Tenebro; Vania Vallejo Vasquez; Keyrin Yanes; and Alexa Zepherin.

Young Architects Show Off Their Longhouse Designs

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Fourth-graders at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School recently completed their English Language Arts module on the Iroquois.

The students in Jennifer Spizuco’s class and Jennifer Kelly’s class showed off their creativity and design capabilities when they were tasked with building their own longhouses as part of an extra credit assignment. The students displayed their creations – and spoke about different longhouse facts – during a gallery walk in the cafeteria on Nov. 21. 

Laptop Learners

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Fourth-graders in Kristina Sudano’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are becoming tech-savvy this year thanks to a one-on-one laptop program piloted in their classroom. Sudano, who is also the school’s technology coordinator, said students are using Google Classroom to receive and deliver their assignments, work collaboratively, practice their math facts and engage in different literacy projects.